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Red Bull Junior Team : Renault 3.5 Catalunya - Félix da Costa keeps winning!!!

António Félix da Costa (POR - Arden Caterham) - Catalunya Red Bull

 

 

António Félix da Costa was in a race all of his own on Sunday at the circuit of Catalunya on the outskirts of Barcelona. He had already won Race 1 of the Renault 3.5 weekend on Saturday but Sunday's victory by 27.856 seconds was something very special indeed for the Red Bull Junior who only joined the team after the start of the season and missed the first 5 races.

The 21 year old Portuguese has won 4 of the last 5 races for Arden Caterham and jumped to 4th in the points table. The championship was won by Robin Frijns (NED - Fortec Motorsports) who finished 7th in the final race of the season. A distant 2nd to Félix da Costa was Mikhail Aleshin (RUS - Team RFR) with Aaro Vainio (RUS – Team RFR) 3rd.

Staring from 3rd on the grid for another wet race after wet qualifying in the morning seemed no disadvantage to FdC as he was heading to the lead as soon as the lights went out, passing  pole man Aleshin and Arthur Pic (FRA - Dams).

That was effectively the end of the race. The compulsory pit stop reshuffled the order temporarily but the Arden Caterham executed it perfectly and Félix da Costa completed lap 16 with an advantage of 13.548 seconds over Aleshin, Vainio, Frijns, Bianchi, Magnussen, Rossi and Bird.

Ten minutes before the end of the race a decisive contact occurred between title rivals Frijns and Bianchi, with the Bianchi sliding into the gravel trap and having to retire. The title  was going to Frijns.

Félix da Costa  saw no need to ease off and just built his advantage all the way to the end of lap 29, total domination.  "It doesn't get any better than that. Another outstanding weekend! Today's race was basically already decided after a perfect start – and the pit stop too was very quick. Above all I dedicate this double win to my entire team that provided me with an outstanding car as always."

 


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